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Anonymous' "biggest ever attack"

Sony outraged.

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Hot on the heels of PlayStation 3 jailbreaker George "Geohot" Hotz's settlement with Sony, hacker group Anonymous has threatened to attack the Japanese company.

In a video posted to YouTube, below, Anonymous called on gamers to boycott Sony this weekend, and signed off with a promise to deliver "the biggest attack you have ever witnessed".

What this means, exactly, is unclear. But we know Anonymous is trying to drum up interest in staging protests at Sony stores this Saturday.

Little do they know the Sony store in Croydon's Centrale shopping centre recently closed down. Ah well.

Earlier this month Anonymous "temporarily suspended" its war on the PlayStation Network – saying its beef was with Sony, not Sony's customers.

"Anonymous is not attacking the PSN at this time," Anonymous said. "We realise that targeting the PSN is not a good idea. We have therefore temporarily suspended our action, until a method is found that will not severely impact Sony customers.

"Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights. We are not aiming to attack customers of Sony. This attack is aimed solely at Sony, and we will try our best to not affect the gamers, as this would defeat the purpose of our actions. If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal.

"This operation is a response to Sony's attempt to deprive their customers of products they bought and therefore own, wholly and completely. Anonymous will not attempt to fight this by following the exact same course of action.

"We have plenty of tricks up our sleeves."

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